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Kenichi Inoue: “Manipulation of primate neural networks by means of modified viral vectors”

 

September 7, 2017
16:00 ~ 17:00
at CiNet 1F Conference Room

“Manipulation of primate neural networks by means of modified viral vectors”

Kenichi Inoue
Systems Neuroscience Section
Primate Research Institute
Kyoto University

Host : Ichiro Fujita (PI)

Abstract:
Nonhuman primates are widely utilized as test platforms for neuroscience due to their wide repertoire of behaviors that mimic both normal and disease states in human beings, and the similarity in behaviors stems from a highly conserved neural architecture between species. To understand how behavioural states emerge from the interactions of complex neural networks, it is essential to define and understand the role played by specific pathways and nodes with in the networks that comprise functional brain systems. In this talk, I will introduce several genetic or optogenetic manipulation techniques we recently established, that allows discrete targeting of functionally specific neural pathways.